MiniLD #58

Theme: “PONG” – hosted by bitslap – March 2015

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by dickpoelen - Mini LD 58 Entry

Pong + Pacman + Space Invaders!

2 player (inc gamepad support), 1080p, 60fps, insane retro fun!


OSX: if you get an error saying the file is damaged and can't be opened, you have to switch to "allow aplications downloaded from anywhere" in system/security & privacy.

Linux: you may have to enable "allow executing file as program" for the runner file. It's under properties/permissions.

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Mar 25, 2015 @ 7:11pm

Looks cool, plays great. I like it. :)

Kalan says ...
Mar 25, 2015 @ 8:08pm

This is wonderful! Great job!

FYI, pacman got stuck going around the three center blocks in a circle for about 20 seconds before finally breaking out.

Kerdelos says ...
Mar 25, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Graphics are neat and the gameplay is fun. Good job ! the only thing is that I couln't figure out how to shoot the invaders.

dickpoelen says ...
Mar 25, 2015 @ 8:43pm

@Kalan thanks. And yeah, there's a couple of mazes where pacman can get stuck in a loop if you don't steer him (Yes, you can drive pacman (a bit) when he's in your control).

@Kerdelos yeah, I didn't explain anything, which is a bit of a gamble (I must admit), but you shoot bullets when you eat pellets with pacman (and there are invaders on your side of the screen).

Mar 26, 2015 @ 4:54am

Just downloaded it and played for a bit and I'm very impressed with it. The concept is brilliant and works well. The simplicity of this game is the star of this game. The use of these three iconic symbols of gaming is a joy.

Dmitrix says ...
Mar 26, 2015 @ 5:35am

So rad!

lamogui says ...
Mar 26, 2015 @ 12:43pm

Nice animation! You polished your game. That's nice to see it.

Yngvarr says ...
Mar 26, 2015 @ 4:25pm

Nice done! Playing with friend is awsome! We wasted 3 games to understand what to do and how can we controll process, but when we did, we lost at least 1.5 hours getting fun.

Bug: when pac-man returns to you and starts to fail, you can change direction and make him hang near the maze until the time is up.

Yngvarr says ...
Mar 26, 2015 @ 4:25pm

And thanks for making Linux version!

dickpoelen says ...
Mar 26, 2015 @ 5:11pm

@Yngvarr thanks! Glad you had fun (I kinda hope figuring out the rules is part of the fun), and I'll look into that bug.

The Linux version runs OK? Kinda hard to test in a virtual machine :)

tjxx says ...
Mar 27, 2015 @ 12:22am

Wonderfully built game, no doubt! It surprised me to see DK when he popped his head in the game.

Yngvarr says ...
Mar 28, 2015 @ 6:03am

@dickpoelen it runs very nice on my Debian.

psrin92 says ...
Mar 31, 2015 @ 8:13am

@dickpoelen game looks cool can you tell what framework or engine you used...

dickpoelen says ...
Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:26pm

@psrin92 thanks! It's made with GameMaker

psrin92 says ...
Mar 31, 2015 @ 6:02pm

@dickpoelen awesome man keep doing it

SneManden says ...
Apr 3, 2015 @ 3:49pm

I'm on 64bit (Ubuntu 14.04) Linux, and had a little trouble getting the game to run. (Initially had an error loading a shared library, and other dependencies.)

I found useful but also had to install libglu1-mesa:i386 through apt-get to succesfully run the game.

The game was really fun though -- great work! :)

Apr 6, 2015 @ 6:38pm

Super cool mix of games! well made! I included it in part 1 of my MiniLD #58 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:05pm

This game ended up being one of my favorites from this MiniLD! I included it in the article of my favorites and have added a trophy to your profile!

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